Bring Back Science

For only the second time since 1931, Australia doesn’t have a Minister for Science.

From Trump in the US to Turnbull at home, science is under attack. The demotion of science from the Ministry reflects this government’s dismissive attitude to the value and the role of science in public life and public policy.

Science should be at the heart of government decision making, But now, under Turnbull, instead of underpinning public policy it has been relegated to the outer.

Ultimately, even Tony Abbott had a Minister for Science.

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Who's signing

Nigel Beebe
Daniel Davis
Robert Tilley
Sylvia Metcalfe
Kate Peters
Jon Evans
Josh Reinke
Dianne Beckett
Sean Harris
Mitchell McInerney
Michael Parsons
Merrick Ekins
daniel taylor
Robyn Yucel
Gideon Reisner

Why is this important?

It’s increasingly obvious that the only way science will be valued in this country is if we make it a vote-changing issue that politicians have to take account of.

One reason that science and research is so underfunded in this country is because science has no voice in the Ministry. 

Join our campaign to call on Malcolm Turnbull to immediately reinstate science to the ministry and show respect for research.


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  • Nigel Beebe
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  • Sylvia Metcalfe
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  • Kate Peters
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  • Jon Evans
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  • Josh Reinke
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  • Dianne Beckett
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  • Mitchell McInerney
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  • Michael Parsons
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  • Merrick Ekins
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  • daniel taylor
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  • Robyn Yucel
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